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While seemingly daunting to perfect, with these tips and a slew of delicious cheesecake recipes to choose from, you’ve got this!

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Deliciously Decadent

Drizzled with chocolate, filled with fruit, or topped with Whipped Cream – no matter how you do it, this is one deliciously decadent dessert.

Cheesecakes have a bad reputation for being finicky and difficult to achieve, but I promise that with the tips below, you should have no problem making a flawless and flavorful cheesecake!

Who doesn’t love cheesecake?!

  • Simple. This collection contains a few no-bake cheesecake recipes, and easy cheesecake recipes, that even a novice baker can confidently make.
  • Variations. Enjoy a few twists on the classic cheesecake, with bite-size or bar version recipes as well!!
  • Delicious. Every one of these treats is a big hit and a delicious option.
Chocolate cheesecake topped with whipped cream.

Ingredient Tips

  • Cream cheese. Full fat is the way to go for the best taste and texture. It makes the end result creamy and rich. Ricotta can be used as a substitute.
  • Room temperature ingredients like cream cheese and eggs will incorporate better with the other ingredients.
  • Cheesecake crust. A very basic recipe ratio for a crust would be 1 part melted butter, 2 parts sugar, and 4 parts crumbs. Graham cracker crumbs, Oreo cookie crumbs, Vanilla wafers, and gingersnaps are also used. The flavor of the crust can be adjusted by adding processed nuts, like pecans or almonds.
    • Sometimes the base of a no-bake cheesecake can get soggy. Refrigerating the crust to set the butter will help it become sturdier before adding the filling.
  • Topping ideas. Use a chocolate or Caramel Sauce drizzle, Lemon Curd, fresh berries like blueberries, or ganache. Or try our favorite White Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Whipped Cream Recipe, or Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe.
Close up of a no bake cheesecake bar topped with a berry sauce.

Cheesecake Tips

  • Do not overmix. Follow the mixing directions in the recipe. Over-mixing can cause too much air to incorporate. This may cause the top of the cheesecake to crack, or for the cake to rise too much, and then fall.
  • Water bath. A water bath adds extra moisture to the oven, which then helps with cracking. It allows the cake to be baked more evenly and prevents burnt sides. 
  • Springform pan. Although you can bake a cheesecake without one, a springform pan makes the process much easier.
  • Prevent leaks into the spring form pan otherwise the crust can get soggy and the cheesecake won’t set well. Place the springform pan into a crock pot liner bag or wrap the pan with aluminum foil before placing it into the water bath. In either case, be sure the top of the cheesecake is not covered.
  • Cool the cake in the oven. Once the cake has baked but is still jiggly, turn the oven off and leave the cake in the oven. This will allow the cake to finish cooking while the cheesecake cools. After 30 minutes, crack the oven door and allow the cake to finish cooling.
  • Slicing and serving. A 9 or 10-inch cheesecake can easily produce 12 thick-16 thin slices. Slice with a sharp thin-bladed slicing knife. Heat the knife in a glass of hot water, wipe it dry, then slice. Wipe the knife clean and repeat.
    • Try using UNflavored dental floss. Measure out about 18 inches of floss, wrap both ends around your index fingers, and press it down through the cake. Release one end and pull it out from under the cheesecake.

Best Cheesecake Recipes

With a variety of flavors, and a thick and creamy texture, it’s no wonder cheesecakes are so popular! Here are some of our favorites!

1 Jello Cheesecake Recipe

Slice of lemon jello cheesecake
Dessert Jello Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
5 from 54 votes
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2 Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 15 votes
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3 Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.97 from 55 votes
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4 Chocolate Cheesecake

Dessert Chocolate Cheesecake
Total Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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5 Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

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4.96 from 153 votes
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6 Churro Cheesecake Bars

Dessert Churro Cheesecake Bars
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 249 votes
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7 Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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8 White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
4.78 from 9 votes
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9 Cheesecake Bites Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Bites Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
4.52 from 27 votes
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10 Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

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4.93 from 56 votes
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No Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Sometimes you want something a bit easier. These no-bake cheesecakes take less time and are good when you need something sweet in less time.

11 No Bake Cheesecake

Dessert No Bake Cheesecake
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
5 from 27 votes
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12 No Bake Snickers Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert No Bake Snickers Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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13 No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Dessert No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.97 from 32 votes
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14 No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Dessert No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
4.86 from 14 votes
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15 No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

no bake chocolate cheesecake bar on white plate
Dessert No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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16 No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.95 from 18 votes
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17 No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheescakes Recipe

Dessert No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheescakes Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
4.67 from 3 votes
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More Cheesecake Ideas

We love cheesecake! We love it so much we have several more tasty options to share.

18 Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
Dessert Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
5 from 134 votes
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19 Lemon Cheesecake recipe

Dessert Lemon Cheesecake recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
4.87 from 29 votes
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20 Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours
4.89 from 69 votes
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21 Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Turtle Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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22 Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
Dessert Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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23 Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis Recipe

Dessert Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

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4.95 from 20 votes
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24 Cheesecake Chimichanga

Dessert Cheesecake Chimichanga
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 6 votes
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25 Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

Dessert, Snack Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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26 Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Dessert Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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27 Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Recipe
Total Time: 33 minutes

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4.92 from 12 votes
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Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Who doesn’t love a classic cheesecake?! We have found that we love this No Bake Cheesecake recipe even more than it’s baked counterpart!

This no bake cheesecake is creamy, tangy, and everything that a cheesecake should be. It has an amazing Graham Cracker Crust (which might be my favorite part), classic vanilla cheesecake, and is topped with sugared strawberries.

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This no bake strawberry cheesecake is the perfect recipe for summer. So creamy, so easy & topped with fresh berries. Everyone goes crazy over this easy cheesecake recipe!
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25+ Cheesecake Recipes

By: Lil’ Luna
While seemingly daunting to perfect, with these tips and a slew of delicious cheesecake recipes to choose from, you've got this!
Servings: 12 pieces
Prep: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients 

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake Layer

  • 1 packet gelatin (about 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 24 ounces cream cheese softened to room temp
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping thawed

Strawberry Topping

  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • whipped cream for serving optional
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Instructions 

For the Graham Cracker Crust

  • Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  • Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of the springform pan, making a slight lip up the sides of the pan.
  • Place the crust in the freezer while you make the cream cheese layer.

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water and let it sit while preparing the filling.
  • Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl with a handheld mixer until it appears smooth and creamy. Mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, sour cream, and gelatin mixture.
  • With the mixer turned off, gently fold in the whipped topping.
  • Remove the crust from the freezer and add in the cheesecake mixture, smoothing the top with a flat-edge knife or spatula.
  • Allow the cheesecake to set in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or overnight. If pressed for time, set the cheesecake in the freezer instead.

For the Sugared Strawberries

  • First, hull the strawberries then cut them into quarters or eighths. Toss the strawberries with the sugar, and then place them in a container in the fridge.
  • To serve the cheesecake, take it out of the fridge and trace the edges of the springform pan with a thin sharp knife. Then unclamp the pan and cut it into pieces.
  • Top with whipped cream and sugared berries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 428kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 313mg, Potassium: 175mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 950IU, Vitamin C: 22.5mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Something for Everyone!

Whether you are looking for something more traditional, no-bake, or even some fun cheesecake varieties, there is something on this list for everyone. You may just want to try them all!

Be sure to check out all of our Cheesecake Recipes!

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  1. sue says:

    I recently made the cheesecake-stuffed strawberries and they were a hit!

  2. Olivia says:

    Best cheesecakes ever! So much variety and choices are endless. Cant go wrong with any of them.